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Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage.... 



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Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery

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TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank expanded its asset purchases in a surprise move Friday to shore up sagging growth in the world's No. 3 economy.... 



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Fighting likely to surge in South Sudan as rainy season ends - report

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By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The end of the rainy season is imminent and warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives likely to cause fresh displacement and hunger, the think-tank International Crisis Group said in a report. President...(more) 



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Russia-Ukraine deals secures EU gas

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Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries. 



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Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

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TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. says losses for July-September ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. 



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Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack

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Beijing (AFP) - A Chinese appeals court on Friday upheld death sentences for three people convicted over a mass stabbing that killed 31 people earlier this year, state media reported. 



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Accused cop killer Frein captured, may face death penalty

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Prosecutor says he will seek first-degree murder charge, death penalty for Eric Frein.         



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Jerusalem Palestinian youths ready for new intifada

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Fourteen-year-old Hisham, who was born around the start of the second Palestinian intifada, dreams of a new uprising so he can play his part in "defending" Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque. Al-Aqsa, situated in the heart of Jerusalem's Old City, is the buzzword for Hisham and his contemporaries...(more) 



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Sony replaces mobile chief and slashes smartphone sales forecast

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Sony's attempt to become a major player in mobile have hit another speed bump. The company now expects to ship 41 million smartphones in its current fiscal year — that's down from a forecast of 43 million units in July, which was itself a cut from...(more) 



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Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win

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By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was not pretty but the Los Angeles Clippers somehow found a way to launch their 2014-15 season under new owner Steve Ballmer with a scrappy 93-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. With former owner Donald...(more) 



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ANZ bank announces record profit

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One of Australia's biggest lenders, ANZ, announces a record full-year net profit of A$7.3bn ($6.4bn, £4bn), up 15% from a year earlier. 



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Rivals gear up for next round of Tenn. whiskey war

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.... 



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